PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE) – The University of Phoenix is proud to announce that Kristen McQuinn, MA, Department of Faculty Development, has published a new book, The Two Isabellas of King John.
McQuinn’s The Two Isabellas of King John, edited by Pen and Sword History, examines and illuminates through a feminist lens the lives of Isabella of Gloucester and Isabelle of Angoulême, his two wives and relatively unknown consorts.
“The publisher approached me on this subject,” says McQuinn. “You heard about my blog and wanted to publish a series about women in medieval history. The development of the book required a lot of research and understanding of what women of a similar social class would have experienced at that time. ”
McQuinn is a Medievalist and holds a Masters of Arts degree in Medieval Literature from Arizona State University. She has been with the University of Phoenix for 17 years teaching literature and mythology courses. McQuinn currently holds the Faculty Development Chair at the College of General Studies, where she also oversees the college’s quarterly publication We Rise.
McQuinn maintains a blog devoted to the review and discussion of medieval texts, studies, and fiction, and publishes a number of short stories, some under pseudonyms, including a story in the 2016 Star Trek Strange New Worlds anthology. The Two Isabellas of King John is her first book.
The book can be purchased online.
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